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Coll 30/33 'Persian Gulf, Trucial Coast. Policy of H.M.G. List of Trucial Sheikhs' [‎127r] (253/818)

The record is made up of 1 file (407 folios). It was created in 27 May 1929-8 Aug 1939. It was written in English. The original is part of the British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers.

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short of hit own maxiinum ciemanos.
Sir A. Ryan stressed
Mr. Render’s explanation that what was proposed was not an
offer of the hurra Dira as such, out of a geotraphieax line
which took full account of it. The Sauai Government could
be reminded that they themselves had been reuucea to defining
their desiderata south of Pararlel 2h° N purely by geographical
co-orainates.
MR. CLAUGON said that he thought that the India
Office would be prepared to agree, subject to the under
standing that certain key points and areas, such as the
Sabkhat Matti, Aqal, ‘ nc of course the Khor-al-Odeid,
were safe-guarded for the Sheikhdom of Abu I/nabi.
GOLOth'L RO'. hE indicated th? t he aid not opp ose the
abandonment of Banaiyan.
MR. REN■ hh said that the line he naa suggested was
designed to safeguard the points and ^reas referred to by
Mr. Clauson but that the two pivotal points appeared to be
those which he had described as key point ,f A M arpi key
point ,f i3”. It woxlu oe necessary to have at the earliest
possible moment further data to enabxe His majesty’s Govern
ment to fix these points and adequately to defend their claim
to them on behalf of the Sheikh of Abu Lhabi in the impend
ing discussions with Ibn Saud. He therefore suggested
that a telegram should be sent to the Acting Political
Resident on this particular aspect of the question asking
him to make definite suggestions for these two points,
and to supply suitable arguments in defence of our claim
to them for Sir Andrew Ryan’s use.
MR. CLAUSON and COLONEL FOvvLM agreed that it would be
desirable to ao this.

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This file contains correspondence between British officials regarding British Government policy on the Trucial Coast The historic term used by the British to refer to the Gulf coast of Trucial Oman, now called United Arab Emirates. . Specifically, this includes discussions concerning the possibility of appointing an Assistant Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. to the region, incorporating it into civil air routes and whether or not Britain should take more formal control of the area. The correspondence is primarily between officials at the Political Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. in Bushire, the External Affairs Department of the Government of India, the India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. , the Air Ministry and the Foreign Office.

In addition to correspondence, the file also contains the following:

The file includes a divider, which gives a list of correspondence references contained in the file by year. This is placed at the front of the correspondence.

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1 file (407 folios)
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The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the rear to the front of the file.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 409; these numbers are written in pencil and are located in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. side of each folio. An additional foliation sequence is present in parallel between ff 1-382; these numbers are also written in pencil, but are not circled.

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Coll 30/33 'Persian Gulf, Trucial Coast. Policy of H.M.G. List of Trucial Sheikhs' [‎127r] (253/818), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/12/3747, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100057172199.0x000036> [accessed 16 December 2019]

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